How To Use This Medicine
Take zaleplon exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these
directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
For best results, do not take zaleplon with
or immediately after a high-fat or heavy meal. Take zaleplon just before you
go to bed, or after you have gone to bed and are having trouble falling asleep. Zaleplon
works very quickly. It will make you drowsy, and you could fall and hurt yourself if you
take your dose before you are ready for sleep.
Do not take more of this medication than is prescribed for you. Do not take more than
one dose in a single night. Do not take zaleplon unless you are able to get 4 or more
hours of sleep before you must be active again.
Do not stop taking zaleplon suddenly if you have been taking it for several days.
Stopping suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms and make you uncomfortable. Talk to
your doctor if you need to stop treatment with zaleplon.